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Hi there, I am following the very helpful a guide for removing Weknow.ac redirect


I am at Step 1: System Preferences > Profiles > AdminPrefs

I removed on Admin Prefs profile associated with WeKnow but there is another one (which could be as a result of another fix I tried for this issue)

Code:
]com.google.Chrome Forced

I think it relates to running these commands in Terminal:
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false   
defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"   
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName
Do I delete this profile as well?

Thank you so much for all your help
 
Operating System
OSX 10.10.2
Current issues and symptoms
New tab is not usual browser
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#2
Hi there, I am following the very helpful a guide for removing Weknow.ac redirect


I am at Step 1: System Preferences > Profiles > AdminPrefs

I removed on Admin Prefs profile associated with WeKnow but there is another one (which could be as a result of another fix I tried for this issue)

Code:
]com.google.Chrome Forced

I think it relates to running these commands in Terminal:
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false   
defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"   
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL   
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName
Do I delete this profile as well?

Thank you so much for all your help
Hello,
If you added this profile then it's safe to remove it. As a general rule, if there isn’t a Profiles icon, you don’t have any profiles installed, which is normal.

Did you manage to scan your device with Malwarebytes?

Also which browsers are affected by this browser hijacker?
 
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#3
Hi, i followed all the steps in the terminal but nothing changed

See my report:
Code:
on -string https://www.google.com/

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$ defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string "URL="https://www.google.com/"

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$ defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL

2018-12-06 02:38:11.911 defaults[1685:142800] 

Domain (com.google.Chrome) not found.

Defaults have not been changed.

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$ defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL

2018-12-06 02:38:32.835 defaults[1694:144156] 

Domain (com.google.Chrome) not found.

Defaults have not been changed.

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$ defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL

2018-12-06 02:38:43.599 defaults[1702:144958] 

Domain (com.google.Chrome) not found.

Defaults have not been changed.

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$ defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName

2018-12-06 02:38:50.609 defaults[1707:145494] 

Domain (com.google.Chrome) not found.

Defaults have not been changed.

Daniel-Verloops-iMac:~ dtales$

Also in preferences i cannot find the tab profiles
Help, i already been busy with this for hours
Greetings
 
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